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Be sure
be taken aback
be taken for a ride
be that as it may
be upon the tapis
be well
be with child
be with it
be written all over face
be-all and end-all
beach aster
beach ball
beach buggy
beach bum
beach capacity
beach chair
beach clam
Beach comber
beach erosion
beach flea
beach goldenrod
beach grass
beach group
beach heather

Beach definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BEACH, n. The shore of the sea, or of a lake, which is washed by the tide and waves; the strand. It may be sometimes used for the shore of large rivers.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: an area of sand sloping down to the water of a sea or lake v
1: land on a beach; "the ship beached near the port"

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1535 1. shore pebbles ; shingle 2. a. a shore of a body of water covered by sand, gravel, or larger rock fragments b. a seashore area II. transitive verb Date: 1838 1. to run or drive ashore 2. to strand on or as if on a beach

U.S. Military Dictionary

1. The area extending from the shoreline inland to a marked change in physiographic form or material, or to the line of permanent vegetation (coastline). 2. In amphibious operations, that portion of the shoreline designated for landing of a tactical organization. (JP 3-02)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. a pebbly or sandy shore esp. of the sea between high- and low-water marks. --v.tr. run or haul up (a boat etc.) on to a beach. Phrases and idioms: beach-ball a large inflated ball for games on the beach. beach buggy a low wide-wheeled motor vehicle for recreational driving on sand. beach plum 1 a maritime N. American shrub, Prunus maritima. 2 its edible fruit. Etymology: 16th c.: orig. unkn.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Beach Beach (b[=e]ch), n.; pl. Beaches (-[e^]z). [Cf. Sw. backe hill, Dan. bakke, Icel. bakki hill, bank. Cf. Bank.] 1. Pebbles, collectively; shingle. 2. The shore of the sea, or of a lake, which is washed by the waves; especially, a sandy or pebbly shore; the strand. Beach flea (Zo["o]l.), the common name of many species of amphipod Crustacea, of the family Orchestid[ae], living on the sea beaches, and leaping like fleas. Beach grass (Bot.), a coarse grass (Ammophila arundinacea), growing on the sandy shores of lakes and seas, which, by its interlaced running rootstocks, binds the sand together, and resists the encroachment of the waves. Beach wagon, a light open wagon with two or more seats. Raised beach, an accumulation of water-worn stones, gravel, sand, and other shore deposits, above the present level of wave action, whether actually raised by elevation of the coast, as in Norway, or left by the receding waters, as in many lake and river regions.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Beach Beach, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beached; p. pr. & vb. n. Beaching.] To run or drive (as a vessel or a boat) upon a beach; to strand; as, to beach a ship.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(beaches, beaching, beached) Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. A beach is an area of sand or stones beside the sea. ...a beautiful sandy beach... I just want to lie on the beach in the sun. = seashore N-COUNT 2. If something such as a boat beaches, or if it is beached, it is pulled or forced out of the water and onto land. We beached the canoe, running it right up the bank... The boat beached on a mud flat... VERB: V n, V

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

bech (aigialos): The part of the shore washed by the tide on which the waves dash (Mt 13:2,48; Joh 21:4; Ac 21:5; 27:39,40).

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. n. Strand, sands, margin, marge, rim, shore, sandy shore, shingly margin. II. v. a. Run ashore, put aground, strand.

Foolish Dictionary

A strip of sand, skirted by water; covered with lady-killers in summer, life-savers in winter, and used as a haven--or heaven-- for Smacks the year around.

Moby Thesaurus

bank, berm, careen, cast away, coast, coastland, coastline, embankment, foreshore, ground, ironbound coast, lido, littoral, margin, pile up, plage, playa, riverside, riviera, rockbound coast, run aground, sands, sea margin, seabank, seabeach, seaboard, seacliff, seacoast, seashore, seaside, shingle, shipwreck, shore, shoreline, strand, submerged coast, take the ground, tidewater, waterfront, waterside, wreck


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